Originally Posted by FrankJ.Cone
Now we are comparing 7G files on a system with 6M= (Estimated at time service launched) with a 600M file for again 700K at the very max (How many PS3's are online? (From the looks of R:FoM online not too many) Really how does the 360 even get brought up in this thread? You might want to take a look at the news sites... people are going nuts for those video downloads. (I have a BR and HD DVD player, I have not downloaded anything myself).
Again IMO it was screwy at first and cleaned up very quickly. Why people need to lash out at the 360 everytime Sony screws up boggles me!
See it's the last part that's the problem. Somehow this is a Sony screw up that is only exclusive to Sony and that had Sony charged for their service, you wouldn't have this issue. That's how the 360 comes into when people say stuff either exactly like that or implies it. There's just so many angles that shows that Xbox Live is not immune to the same issues.
Where do I start again?
1) If there was a Halo 3 demo one month after the 360 launch, I think most of us agree the servers would have been screwed up from all the hits at once.
2) Even with people paying for XBL, the servers still go down.
3) Even with Microsoft's vast experience with XBL and being paid for the service, the servers still go down
4) If there was a Halo 3 demo today, it wouldn't surprise anyone to see the servers bogged down.
Yet somehow it's Sony's screw up and Microsoft doesn't screw up their servers because you pay for it. I don't get the logic.
Plus you wanna know how the 360 got dragged into this? 360 fans dragged it in. Look no further than the 22nd and 25th post where people start saying that by paying $50, it could have avoided all this. Also, how do you get 7 gig files being downloaded by 6 million people? That's quite a stretch there....